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  • Lankard: Message of spring — Don't give up

    BY CHARLOTTE LANKARD, For The Oklahoman | Published: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    The message of springtime is: Don't give up. A new season is on its way.

  • Charlotte Lankard: His name is Jacob — Birthday wishes for a new teen

    BY CHARLOTTE LANKARD, For The Oklahoman | Published: Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    For his 13th birthday, an Oklahoma grandmother wishes her grandson a life of balance.

  • Never miss a good chance to shut up

    BY CHARLOTTE LANKARD, For The Oklahoman | Published: Tue, Apr 1, 2014

    Listening means stop talking, strive to understand, observe body language, don’t interrupt, and forgo planning what you want to say in return. Just listen.

  • Your Life: At any age, it feels good to give

    BY CHARLOTTE LANKARD, For The Oklahoman | Published: Tue, Mar 25, 2014

    Charlotte Lankard: A granddaughter discovers the gift of giving.

  • Your Life: Learn to hope for spring in wintry times of doubt

    BY CHARLOTTE LANKARD, For The Oklahoman | Published: Tue, Mar 11, 2014

    Charlotte Lankard: All of us find ourselves at crucial times when we are wrapped and shrouded in questions, doubts and uncertainties, and yet somewhere within us are some exclamations and affirmations that there is more to life than can be seen.

  • After Valentine's Day, keep love intentional

    BY CHARLOTTE LANKARD | Updated: Mon, Feb 17, 2014

    Columnist Charlotte Lankard writes that happy couples turn toward each other rather than away. This means they look for ways to be physically and emotionally close.

  • Charlotte Lankard: Valentine's Day is more about goodwill than love

    BY CHARLOTTE LANKARD | Published: Tue, Feb 11, 2014

    Perhaps love is not so much about flowers and cards on Feb. 14, but kindness, courtesy, gentleness, respect and acceptance all year long.

  • Relationships among parents, adult children can be complicated

    BY CHARLOTTE LANKARD For The Oklahoman | Published: Tue, Feb 4, 2014

    A desired goal is to have a relationship that is as easy as friendship and as close as family. That is a delicate balance and requires attention and a willingness to practice new behaviors from each family member.

  • Lessons learned from Machu Picchu

    BY CHARLOTTE LANKARD For The Oklahoman | Published: Tue, Jan 28, 2014

    Friend shares what a difficult four-day hike to Machu Picchu taught her about life.

  • Your Life: Relationship 'exits' kill intimacy

    BY CHARLOTTE LANKARD | Published: Tue, Jan 21, 2014

    Charlotte Lankard: Relationship exits happen but go unnoticed, such as working long hours and weekends, spending a majority of free time with a hobby, playing computer games, tweeting, watching TV, or checking Facebook.

  • Your Life: Meditation increases well-being

    BY CHARLOTTE LANKARD | Published: Tue, Jan 14, 2014

    Charlotte Lankard: Meditation helps you learn about yourself — and the knowledge will help you better understand and connect with others.

  • Simple resolutions can bring joy to life

    BY CHARLOTTE LANKARD | Published: Tue, Jan 7, 2014

    Columnist Charlotte Lankard suggests a few small resolutions that will make life more enjoyable.

  • Charlotte Lankard: Gracefully receiving gifts is a gift itself

    BY CHARLOTTE LANKARD | Updated: Mon, Dec 30, 2013

    Christmas is over, but before we leave it behind for another year, pause and reflect about whether or not you were a good receiver of the gifts that came to you.

  • Jasmine Moran Museum is a wonder for visiting children

    BY CHARLOTTE LANKARD For The Oklahoman | Updated: Mon, Dec 23, 2013

    If you are having children visit for the holidays, plan a day trip to the Jasmine Moran Children's Museum in Seminole.

  • Charlotte Lankard: Give the gift of healthy cooking

    Updated: Tue, Dec 10, 2013

    Cooking lessons for Christmas? It's the perfect gift for young adults, single parents, newly married couples, latchkey kids and highly functioning, handicapped adults.

  • Your Life: Learn to enjoy the season

    | Published: Tue, Dec 3, 2013

    Charlotte Lankard: There really are folks who stay within a budget, embrace the season, relish the decorations and enjoy all the hustle and bustle instead of ending up exhausted and broke.

  • Holiday survival guide ... less stress, more joy

    Linda Miller | Updated: Wed, Nov 27, 2013

    Need help dealing with the holidays — the shopping, the crowds, the family, the lack of time? I reached out to Charlotte Lankard, a columnist for The Oklahoman, and she offered  lots of good information, tips and ideas. If you missed the story in The Oklahoman last week, here it is.

  • Charlotte Lankford: Finding reasons to be thankful

    BY CHARLOTTE LANKARD | Updated: Tue, Nov 26, 2013

    Look for those things in the midst of the difficulties for which we can be thankful.

  • Your Life: Be sensitive to tornado survivors during the holidays

    By Charlotte Lankard | Updated: Mon, Nov 18, 2013

    Charlotte Lankard: As we approach Thanksgiving, let's be sensitive to the survivors of this year's tornadoes.

  • Your Life: Depression can come from shorter days

    BY CHARLOTTE LANKARD | Updated: Tue, Nov 12, 2013

    Charlotte Lankard: If you get depressed in the winter but feel much better in spring and summer, you may suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder.